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    Colt Defender

    So.... went to the LGS after work today as another .357 was next on the list. Nada.


    A Glock 19 was next up to fill out the lineup between the 17 & 26. Yep, several in both Gen 3 & 4. Let's wander by the .45 case, just to take a peek.....


    Made the mistake of putting my mitts on the Colt and now it's got my name on it.

    Will pick it up on 8/3 because of the *&^%$(*&% 30 day wait between purchases.


    Anyone carry a Defender Lightweight?

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    Where do u live that has thirty days wait?
    One more step and it's on!

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    Just south of you in the People's Republic of Mary's Land.

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    Same boat here ............30 days between gun pick-ups Sucks big time and also makes no sense . Brother lives in Delaware and 45 minutes out the door with a gun .
    Also i want to buy more before the laws get worse. And great buy Mr. Stove
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    Im curious, do most of the 1911 shooters reload their own? I ask because there is a heck of a difference in cost between 45 acp & 9mm.

    If you never shoot your gun, I guess it doesnt matter, but if you are doing serious practice, and/or training, that could really add up.

    Oh yeah, and congrats:)

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    I shoot all the time. Don't reload, buy ammo online, but I am definitely not a typical 1911 shooter as this will be my first.

    Plenty of other .45's though...

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    "Made the mistake of putting my mitts on the Colt and now it's got my name on it."

    Hate it when that happens. Congrats on the new shooter.
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    I carry a Colt Commander LWT XSE. Great weapon. I imagine you will love the Defender.
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    Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stoveman View Post
    I shoot all the time. Don't reload, buy ammo online, but I am definitely not a typical 1911 shooter as this will be my first.

    Plenty of other .45's though...
    More'n likely, it won't be your last...
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    My girlfriend has one and I like it alot. My only problem with it is that it ejects spent rounds upwards toward my face sometimes. Other than that it has been very reliable so far!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    More'n likely, it won't be your last...
    I cant say I regret buying my first Colt 1911 because It is my absolute favorite but I wish I would have heeded the warnings of other members...

    These things are friggen Addicting... I am willing to bet that you will be shopping for a Government size 1911 before you know it. The 30 day wait you are about to endure is going to be one of much pain and anxiety... Congrats !

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    Only one 1911...Good One!!! ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!
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    Colt Defender

    The Colt Defender is a fine gun. Mine has been reliable and accurate for 7 years, and is easily concealable. I think .45 is a good choice for defensive use.

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    Few seem to have issues ,my buddy owns one that works great and was suprisingly accurate despite its size.
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